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Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Melbourne, FL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Defense, Aerospace

Description

Leonardo DRS
DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services, and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission-critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.  Headquartered in Crystal City, VA, the Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leonardo, which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com. 

 

Company Overview
DRS NIS is located on the East coast of Florida in Melbourne. DRS NIS is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered, technically advanced, defense electronics for U.S. and allied international military and intelligence agency applications. DRS NIS manufactures rugged communications interfaces serving military Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence and Surveillance (C4ISR) initiatives. Products include hand-held devices, targeting scopes, night vision optics, laptop computers and vehicle-mounted systems supporting man-portable and fighting vehicle applications. DRS's specialty is equipment that allows communication between broad spectrums of battlefield interfaces. 

 

Engineer IV Quality Responsible for designing quality improvement initiatives and processes across a line of business, commodity or business unit. Design, develop, analyze, document and support quality activities that drive continuous improvement across the organization. You must enjoy working in a “hands-on” environment, have the ability to complete technical projects independently and mentor/coach other engineers.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for designing quality improvement initiatives and processes across a line of business, commodity or business unit
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support quality activities that drive continuous improvement across the organization
  • Ability to complete a technical project independently and mentor and coach other engineers
  • Responsible for establishing quality programs and for driving quality improvement initiatives internally and at both customers and suppliers
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support quality programs such as 6 Sigma/Lean, SPC, FMEA, Process capability and ISO Quality Management systems 
  • Ability to complete a technical project independently and mentor and coach other engineers
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop quality systems and processes to best support them 
  • Ability to influence Functional Organizations towards a preventive, quality-oriented culture from design throughout the life of the product
  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for quality assignments
  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements
  • Analyze designs as necessary and make recommendations form a quality perspective
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management, and the customer as required
  • Participates heavily in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress
  • May mentor and coach the work of others as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned to support the customer
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization

 

Additional Responsibilities

 

  • This role is specifically for Supplier / Supplier Quality Engineering. Significant travel > 50% should be anticipated
  • Research and find the best suppliers to supply materials needed for manufacturing
  • Effectively interface with suppliers and internal teams to influence and/or lead change necessary to execute strategy and achieve goals
  • Conduct supplier capability, capacity, risk, and quality control audits on a regular basis to ensure suppliers and their supplies remain in compliance with company and federal manufacturing and production standards
  • Communicate with suppliers regularly to address any concerns and foster an environment that facilitates continuous improvement in working relationships
  • Understand and interpret all manufacturing audits, including AS9100 and other industry standards
  • Maintain a supplier database and include performance evaluations and quality control audits in the database for in-house access by company and manufacturing management personnel
  • Assist with logistics, including communications with suppliers when there are packaging and receiving issues when materials arrive at receiving dock
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of manufacturing processes and be able to support supplier development, continuous improvement, and quality management initiatives
  • Act as “voice of supplier” within DRS to ensure that all issues that could cause a risk to schedule and material conformance are addressed timely

 

Experience and Education

8+ years experience                                       

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 8 years of experience Masters Degree preferred Mastery of technologies and domain knowledge
  • Supplier Quality Experience highly preferred

 

DRS Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS

 


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